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Dimitri Tiomkin: The Greatest Film Scores [Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import, Soundtrack]

Whitney Claire Kaufman , Andrew Playfoot , London Symphony Orchestra , Richard Kaufman , Dimitri Tiomkin Audio CD
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  • Performer: Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Playfoot
  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Richard Kaufman
  • Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Audio CD (August 14, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import, Soundtrack
  • Label: Lso Live
  • ASIN: B008CJ8RU6
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,898 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cyrano de Bergerac- Overture
2. The Alamo - Suite- i. Overture ii. Davy Crockett iii. Battle iv. Epilogue
3. The Old Man and the Sea- Theme, Cubana and Finale
4. The Four Poster- Overture
5. Giant - Suite - i. Prelude ii. There's Never Been Anyone Else But you iii. Finale
6. The Fall of the Roman Empire-The Fall of Love
7. High Noon - Do Not Forsake Me
8. Rawhide - Theme
9. The High and the Mighty-Suite
10. Hitchcock Suite - Dial 'M' for Murder and Strangers on a Train
11. Wild is the Wind- Theme
12. The Sundowners-Theme
13. Circus World- The John 'Duke' Wayne March
14. Land of the Pharaohs- Theme and Pharoah's Procession
15. Friendly Persuasion - The Fair
16. Friendly Persuasion- Thee I Love

Editorial Reviews

For the first release in a new series from LSO Live focusing on classic film music, LSO Live presents a selection of the greatest scores by the legendary Dimitri Tiomkin. The London Symphony Orchestra's association with the film industry stretches all the way back to Arthur Bliss's music for Things to Come, the first time an orchestra had recorded a movie soundtrack. More recently, the LSO has recorded music for major blockbusters including Star Wars and Harry Potter. Russian-born Tiomkin was one of Hollywood's most highly regarded and versatile composers, who could create memorable scores for almost any story. Tiomkin received a staggering 22 Academy Award nominations, winning four awards. This new recording features veteran conductor Richard Kaufman leading the orchestra in selections from High Noon, The High and the Mighty, The Alamo, Hitchcock's Dial 'M' for Murder and the theme song for Rawhide.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
These performances might be of some slight value in terms of bringing Tiomkin's music to the attention of those unfamiliar with his brilliance. But for anyone who already knows and admires the scores represented here, this recording will surely disappoint. There is little or no passion in evidence and virtually everything here is dull and uninspiring compared to the original soundtracks and some of the fine re-recordings that are available. This isn't altogether surprising when one considers the conductor involved - his previous film music recordings have usually been full of good intentions but empty of fire in the belly.
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By Marklee
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YIKES!!! Cannot believe this is the LSO. This is a very anemic sounding recording. There is no detail in the arrangements. They totally lack the Tiomkin color. Sounds like only half the orchestra was at the sessions. Personally, I like Kaufman's other recordings. SKIP THIS ONE.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not particularly impressed November 22, 2012
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The performance lacks heart and conveys nothing of the "soul" and energy to be found in properly performed Tiomkin music. It's just not compelling. Nor is the recording well mounted. The orchestra sounds on the tinny and tiny side. Vocals lack lustre.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of Dimitri Tiomkin's Great Scores April 13, 2014
By Bill S
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Anyone who has an interest in exceptional movie music, then I strongly recommend Dimitri Tiomkin's compilation of some of his most appreciated scores.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I returned this disc March 1, 2014
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Music in films sounds much more interesting and pleasant being combined with a picture etc....When is listened separately, it seemed to me boring....And performance of some pieces is not of my taste at all....
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